Red Lobster UPSET EX EMPLOYEE Hot Springs Arkansas
Who ever said that life was fair? This is one of the hardest things for a child to learn growing up. The worst is how we are reminded constantly of how things are not fair and how; unfortunately, they will never be that way.I have worked for red lobster for 3 years.
The best way to define myself is a person of character. I have learned to always play the cards that I am dealt in life. I have also become a true believer in karma. Life is quite nice as long as you do not constantly complain. You must also think of the best and most certainly never do anything that will come back to haunt you.
However, today I must complain. I must be heard. If not to help myself, but to relieve myself of some of the tension I have built up over the day. I was terminated today for the most unfair reason possible.
Yesterday, I worked a double shift. I usually only work Sunday nights, but I had to save some extra cash for the holidays. It was around 730-745 (I am not positive of the exact moment). I was sharing a large party (11 people) with a fellow employee. I had to make change for my table. The woman had given me a 100 dollar bill. I had the change in my wallet. I pulled it out and made my change. I walked over to the table and gave my guest her change. I immediately realized that I had left my wallet in the computer station inside the drink station alley.
But as we all know, it was no longer there. I was robbed by a fellow employee. They stole my credit cards, my check book, my cash, and the worst of it; they stole my bank from Red Lobster. I searched everywhere trying to find my wallet. I offered to pay the managers the money to Red Lobster. They would not allow me to.
I called the cops and waited a good two hours after my shift trying to do anything to help find the stolen money. It did not work. My manager, was so upset. Some of the fellow employees were also upset and they grouped together to give me 64. I offered to pay that to red lobster as well.
Needless to say, that was also refused. I was told by my general manager today that I could no longer have a cash handling position but I could work in another area of Red Lobster. I have been working there for three years, never any mistakes. I am a certified trainer. I use to close cash almost every evening before I transferred. I would translate at the meeting for the kitchen crew. I was even a part of the safety committee.
Granted it has been a while since I have really participated, because I am going to school for accounting. I can only work one day a week due to the intensity of my coursework. I love working for Red Lobster. I never complain about my job. I do not ever gossip and I am a dedicated person.
I understand that I am rambling, but it is difficult for me to understand that a person with such a degree of ethics as me can be terminated, while another individual (a thief) can continue working. I do know that my bank was my responsibility, but does one mistake define an individuals being. I was always dedicated in hopes that once I get my first accounting job, I would be able to have an extraordinary resume as a great multitasker, and a very hard worker.
Being as upset as I am, I called my regional manager. Not only did he agree with my general manager, he also terminated me. I understand a zero tolerance policy however there has been 4 wallets stolen from work over the past three months. These individuals were given an option. Does this not constitute some type of action? Mistakes happen everyday, but my mistake cost me my job.
When I worked in NLR I remember a time when the management was under cash of 1000 plus of minus some. I also recall that they were only written up. May I ask, since there is a zero tolerance policy, why they were not terminated? I realize it's a different circumstance. But aren't all circumstances different.
I am the one calling the police, the credit card companies, changing my bank account, and losing my job. I do not believe I have much more that could possibly be said. I understand to you, whomever you may be, I am only words written so passionately on a computer.
I cannot prove my ethics or my dedication, but I do know that without a second regard I have been labeled. I have been punished for a crime that another individual committed. And with no other intention than to let it be know that ethically people do still exist. However today this is the person that is dismissed.
I know in a corporation the ultimate goal is to make the share holders happy and I also know that reducing some of there revenues they are not, but I was an asset to Red Lobster. Never any complaints and always honest. I hope that I have left a lasting impression and that the real felon will be not only caught, but in catching them, that I will be cleared and my record clean, and my fellow coworkers will know the mistake that was made today.
Hot Springs, ArkansasU.S.A.